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  1. #61
    Originally Posted by Alan Mendelson View Post
    One of the surprising things about Vegas is the lack of 24 hour supermarkets and 24 hour restaurants. Outside of casinos, everything here shuts down around 1-AM.

    I thought that with casinos being open around the clock other businesses would be too, but that's just not the case.

    Yes, I did find one 24 hour pharmacy and one 24 hour supermarket but they're not close by. When I lived in LA there were plenty of all night businesses, even dry cleaners.
    That surprised me, too.

    However, once you get away from the casinos, Las Vegas is just a regular mid-sized city... with a gambling problem.
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  2. #62
    Originally Posted by dannyj View Post
    Originally Posted by MisterV View Post
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post
    One good thing about here is, unlike the snowflake states of Wash., Calif. and Oregon, there are very few of those effeminate, ridiculous, ugly Priuses roaming around the streets aimlessly.
    What you call snowflakes and libtards can be found in the cities and metro areas of Oregon and Washington, but the rural parts of the states are very conservative: there is a great divide between the two.

    Were you to call someone in Burns or John Day Oregon a snowflake or a libtard you'd be in for a bit of fisticuffs.
    True that V. We’re down in southwest Oregon- Josephine County. Very conservative, just the way we like it...
    Pretty nice in the Grants Pass area. I remember those Zane Grey novels about the Rogue River when I was a kid. That 7 Feathers casino at Canyonville had some harleys, golden egypts and ocean magics the last time I was there.
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  3. #63
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post
    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post

    Not my thread genius. Everything you post is just a little off.

    The only decent part about Oregon is it's coast. There's more useless potheads, freeloaders, filth-ridden mountain-man wannabees, junk pickup truck-driving hard working boys, and poverty up there than in any libtard-infested part of this country.

    We go up to the Cape Kiwanda RV park or hotel every year just because it's on the ocean and the Pelican Bay Pub/restaurant is such a great place to eat. But all it does is rain. And on every Friday, in comes all the weekend warrior yahoos from Portland in their 25-yr. old run down campers who do nothing but drink, smoke cigarettes and weed like true idiots, and sit outside big-mouthing in the rain in their cheap lawn chairs, acting like its another nice day.

    I can't WAIT to go back up there in the spring wearing my MAGA hat again. Those morons are STILL whining and in glorious denial about their poor crooked Hillary losing to the magnificent Donald Trump!
    Yep, pretty much the same as Arizona. Except Arizona has more of your favorite people, the illegals.
    The illegals do my yards, and I have one on-call who's my handyman. I recently hired a crew of them for some cement work and to put up a new fence in my backyard along the golf course. I speak Spanish so we get along well, and I bring them all a beer everyday when they take their lunch breaks. But for all I know some of them could be killers at night.

    One good thing about here is, unlike the snowflake states of Wash., Calif. and Oregon, there are very few of those effeminate, ridiculous, ugly Priuses roaming around the streets aimlessly.
    So Robocchio uses illegal labor to save a buck. Now tell us again how much you support the wall. What a hypocrite.
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  4. #64
    Originally Posted by Moses View Post
    Mickey and Rob. You guys travel a lot? What are some of the best places in the US you've visited and why?
    That would be a lot of places. I can't think of them all at once. I'll start with Summit County, Colorado. I-70 from Denver cuts through Summit County. The road climbs to 13,000 feet in altitude and you go through the Eisenhower Tunnel, then drop down into Summit County with towns like Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon, Breckinridge. Those towns are 8700 to 9600 feet above sea level. They got some famous ski areas, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe, Breckinridge, Keystone. It's all high altitude mountainous country. The scenery is just magnificent. High mountain peaks everywhere. It can snow any month of the year.

    I found the place back in 1984. I was driving through Colorado on I-70 and pulled off at Frisco to get some gas. There was a Job Service sign on the off ramp. I had never seen that before so I went to investigate. Job Service was empty. Other than the employee's I was the only one in there. All kinds of jobs on the wall. The place had zero unemployment rate. Lots of ski lodge type hotels and a huge shortage of maids. Men actually worked as maids there but that was a little below my dignity. Construction was booming. Lots of homes and commercial buildings being built.

    But it was the day labor office that caught my eye. Lots of jobs laying on the table. The guy told me to pick out whichever one I wanted. I had never seen that before. In most day labors you had to cue up in the line early to get out for the day or you drew numbers to be placed on the list. Draw a good number you get out, draw a bad number you don't. And the wages were $8 to $9 an hour. This what at a time when day labor payed about $4 an hour downstream.

    With it being a laborer's market I had no need of a regular job. Just go in and pick out a job everyday. I kept returning to Summit County over the next 12 years because it was so easy to get work there. And that day labor office played a roll when I was first trying to jump start a gambling career.
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  5. #65
    Interesting Mick. Small world. I played ball in Idaho Springs my sophomore year. Coach wouldn't allow us to ski. But I worked in a ski shop. I remember those bus trips to Frisco, Glenwood Springs, Winter Park, Granby and thinking holy crap. How will we get home? It seems the miners would make a lot of money for those days. Good paying jobs were easy to find if one wanted to work hard.

    I've heard the Black Hills, Yellowstone, are interesting and Cody, Wyoming seems like a unique place for fishing along the Shoshonee River. As long as those Teepee's are air conditioned. lol

  6. #66
    Originally Posted by Moses View Post
    Interesting Mick. Small world. I played ball in Idaho Springs my sophomore year. Coach wouldn't allow us to ski. But I worked in a ski shop. I remember those bus trips to Frisco, Glenwood Springs, Winter Park, Granby and thinking holy crap. How will we get home? It seems the miners would make a lot of money for those days. Good paying jobs were easy to find if one wanted to work hard.

    I've heard the Black Hills, Yellowstone, are interesting and Cody, Wyoming seems like a unique place for fishing along the Shoshonee River. As long as those Teepee's are air conditioned. lol
    It will be interesting to see if South Dakota gives Deadwood sportsbetting. The town could really use that shot in the arm.
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  7. #67
    Right on about healthcare. Almost made a move to LV a few years ago. Wife is a cancer survivor and still needs follow-up care. Have a number of long time friends in LV.Asked about referrals for her situation, reply:the airport-gotta go to LA. Hence a visitor rather than a resident.

  8. #68
    Also the South Carolina area for golf although FL. has many more courses. Cost of living lower in NC/SC.

  9. #69
    Originally Posted by Alan Mendelson View Post
    One of the surprising things about Vegas is the lack of 24 hour supermarkets and 24 hour restaurants. Outside of casinos, everything here shuts down around 1-AM.

    I thought that with casinos being open around the clock other businesses would be too, but that's just not the case.

    Yes, I did find one 24 hour pharmacy and one 24 hour supermarket but they're not close by. When I lived in LA there were plenty of all night businesses, even dry cleaners.
    Originally Posted by mickeycrimm View Post
    Originally Posted by dannyj View Post
    Originally Posted by MisterV View Post

    What you call snowflakes and libtards can be found in the cities and metro areas of Oregon and Washington, but the rural parts of the states are very conservative: there is a great divide between the two.

    Were you to call someone in Burns or John Day Oregon a snowflake or a libtard you'd be in for a bit of fisticuffs.
    True that V. We’re down in southwest Oregon- Josephine County. Very conservative, just the way we like it...
    Pretty nice in the Grants Pass area. I remember those Zane Grey novels about the Rogue River when I was a kid. That 7 Feathers casino at Canyonville had some harleys, golden egypts and ocean magics the last time I was there.
    Mickey,
    We’re in the county outside the city of GP. We like it a lot.

  10. #70
    Moses, I'm from Massachusetts and aside from New England's badly misguided politics, I'm partial to just about everything there. The history, the food, the four seasons all make it a great place to have been brought up in, and there is no better location than Boston to spend your college years.

    We're snowbirds out west now, spending the expanded summers outside of Arizona either in our favorite place on earth, around Lake Tahoe, or at our home in a desolate part of S. Dakota. We also as I'm sure you've seen the comments about, travel around in our RV as often as we can. In 2008, 2009, & 2010 we took 3 separate month-long 10,000 mile trips (in cars) around the 48 states and Alaska because we wanted to see every nook and cranny in this great country. Just too much to opine about. And honestly, the only part I would never consider living in is the deep south. Mosquitoes don't like me--they LOVE my 100% greaseball Italian skin. I lived a year in Hawaii and that got old real fast. LV doesn't interest me as a place to live--great place to visit only.

  11. #71
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post

    We're snowbirds out west now, spending the expanded summers outside of Arizona either in our favorite place on earth, around Lake Tahoe, or at our home in a desolate part of S. Dakota.
    Rob,
    Have to agree with you about Tahoe. If we make one last permanent move or at least a vacation home, it will be that area.

  12. #72
    Originally Posted by dannyj View Post
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post

    We're snowbirds out west now, spending the expanded summers outside of Arizona either in our favorite place on earth, around Lake Tahoe, or at our home in a desolate part of S. Dakota.
    Rob,
    Have to agree with you about Tahoe. If we make one last permanent move or at least a vacation home, it will be that area.
    I understand why of course. But the jealous morons here will undoubtedly have something totally stupid to say about our also enjoying the solidarity of SD.

  13. #73
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post
    Originally Posted by dannyj View Post
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post

    We're snowbirds out west now, spending the expanded summers outside of Arizona either in our favorite place on earth, around Lake Tahoe, or at our home in a desolate part of S. Dakota.
    Rob,
    Have to agree with you about Tahoe. If we make one last permanent move or at least a vacation home, it will be that area.
    I understand why of course. But the jealous morons here will undoubtedly have something totally stupid to say about our also enjoying the solidarity of SD.
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  14. #74
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post
    Moses, I'm from Massachusetts and aside from New England's badly misguided politics, I'm partial to just about everything there. The history, the food, the four seasons all make it a great place to have been brought up in, and there is no better location than Boston to spend your college years.

    We're snowbirds out west now, spending the expanded summers outside of Arizona either in our favorite place on earth, around Lake Tahoe, or at our home in a desolate part of S. Dakota. We also as I'm sure you've seen the comments about, travel around in our RV as often as we can. In 2008, 2009, & 2010 we took 3 separate month-long 10,000 mile trips (in cars) around the 48 states and Alaska because we wanted to see every nook and cranny in this great country. Just too much to opine about. And honestly, the only part I would never consider living in is the deep south. Mosquitoes don't like me--they LOVE my 100% greaseball Italian skin. I lived a year in Hawaii and that got old real fast. LV doesn't interest me as a place to live--great place to visit only.
    Interesting. My old Coach and his wife spend 6 months in Colorado and 6 months in Arizona. After his basketball coaching days which landed him in the Hall of Fame, he decided to coach girls golf just for something to do. He loved it. So his and wife started golfing. They bought a house on a golf course in Colorado, then found a townhome on a golf course in Arizona. Golf, year around, what a great idea! Just one problem. After all that, he decided he didn't like to play anymore.

    I think I'm about to embark on a new journey in life. One that will be to travel alone and make new friends each day and visiting old friends along the way. I'm getting fairly good at it. My friends, who recently celebrated their 50th anniversary tell me about their travels, so it serves as an outline of someone who's been there. My daughter and I went to Coos Bay, OR one Christmas and I've been to Zion National Park a couple of times. Both were very nice vacations. I like it so much here that it's hard to leave.

  15. #75
    Originally Posted by Moses View Post
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post
    Moses, I'm from Massachusetts and aside from New England's badly misguided politics, I'm partial to just about everything there. The history, the food, the four seasons all make it a great place to have been brought up in, and there is no better location than Boston to spend your college years.

    We're snowbirds out west now, spending the expanded summers outside of Arizona either in our favorite place on earth, around Lake Tahoe, or at our home in a desolate part of S. Dakota. We also as I'm sure you've seen the comments about, travel around in our RV as often as we can. In 2008, 2009, & 2010 we took 3 separate month-long 10,000 mile trips (in cars) around the 48 states and Alaska because we wanted to see every nook and cranny in this great country. Just too much to opine about. And honestly, the only part I would never consider living in is the deep south. Mosquitoes don't like me--they LOVE my 100% greaseball Italian skin. I lived a year in Hawaii and that got old real fast. LV doesn't interest me as a place to live--great place to visit only.
    Interesting. My old Coach and his wife spend 6 months in Colorado and 6 months in Arizona. After his basketball coaching days which landed him in the Hall of Fame, he decided to coach girls golf just for something to do. He loved it. So his and wife started golfing. They bought a house on a golf course in Colorado, then found a townhome on a golf course in Arizona. Golf, year around, what a great idea! Just one problem. After all that, he decided he didn't like to play anymore.

    I think I'm about to embark on a new journey in life. One that will be to travel alone and make new friends each day and visiting old friends along the way. I'm getting fairly good at it. My friends, who recently celebrated their 50th anniversary tell me about their travels, so it serves as an outline of someone who's been there. My daughter and I went to Coos Bay, OR one Christmas and I've been to Zion National Park a couple of times. Both were very nice vacations. I like it so much here that it's hard to leave.
    One thing I've never gotten into after living in Az. has been golf. Don't know why. Just never got interested....and we live on a golf course.

    I recommend actually doing that travel while you can. There will come a time when your body just says no. That's why we made those 3 long trips then, and so far now we're still able to shoot around in the RV--which is a ton of work esp. if you stop and set up a lot. The west is much better than the east to travel in because of the weather and the traffic.

  16. #76
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post
    One thing I've never gotten into after living in Az. has been golf. Don't know why. Just never got interested....and we live on a golf course..
    Same with me. We lived on a golf course. The only time I was actually on the course was when my dogs escaped though the garage. What a fiasco! We had a swimming pool and my kids got scholarships in swimming, track, and basketball but I think I was only in the pool once. lol Too damn busy working.

    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post
    I recommend actually doing that travel while you can. There will come a time when your body just says no. That's why we made those 3 long trips then, and so far now we're still able to shoot around in the RV--which is a ton of work esp. if you stop and set up a lot. The west is much better than the east to travel in because of the weather and the traffic.
    My "plan" was work to my tail off in the early years and then travel in my later years. That was just a wee bit a outside. Everyone travels but me. There for awhile I never knew what state my kids might be visiting. Now, it's what country. lol I think one has to learn how to work at having fun?

  17. #77
    Nothing wrong with having children who do well and travel. That alone is one of the great successes in life.

    We try to stay out of California with the big RV but have taken our smaller camper over to the San Diego beaches area several times. I don't trust all those illegals over there driving around in their junk vehicles. Almost all of them are piss poor, and what do poor people do a lot of? Yup--they drink, smoke, and get too little sleep. Driving the big rig can be nerve-wracking enough with all the constant attention it takes to stay in your lane in busy traffic at highway speeds. I don't need to complicate that by exposing us to that element.

    Speaking of which....tonight after going to see The Mule we're staying at Ak-Chin because we're driving over to Little Italy in San Diego tomorrow. In a car.
    Last edited by Rob.Singer; 01-15-2019 at 07:48 AM.

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    Originally Posted by dannyj View Post
    Rob, Have to agree with you about Tahoe. If we make one last permanent move or at least a vacation home, it will be that area.
    Lake Tahoe is pretty and quite scenic, but as a lake it is what I'd call a bit "one-dimensional."

    I prefer Lake Winnipesaukee in NH.

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  19. #79
    Originally Posted by Rob.Singer View Post
    Nothing wrong with having children who do well and travel. That alone is one of the great successes in life
    I stay out of my kids lives unless they solicit my opinion. Sometimes I think I was too tough on them growing up. But then I see the results. My youngest sent me her W2 to show she'd made six figures this year. This didn't include her part time job. Her ex, now back husband probably made at least 1/2 I would think. She was one of four of us in family of those that have passed and aunts and uncles to ever eclipse that mark and the 2nd to do it before her 30th birthday.

    However, a question and I don't mean to criticize. How can young people make so much money and never have a nickel to show for it these days?

    This is part of why I'm so anti to these guys talking about the millions of dollars they make playing blackjack and running all over the country. She now has student loans to pay, after her college was already paid for, because her ex, now back husband convinced to take out loans is a lousy gambler and can't handle money. I wanted her to have college degree in hand, new car to drive, and $20k in the bank after college. Now all is gone. They've had to file bankruptcy and come to me for loans quite often which turned into gifts. Don't get me wrong, I like the guy but I've got to wonder where his elevator stops. He is 6'9" 290. I thinking it stops around the 6' mark.

    I've tried to give her some quotes I live by when I was income driven. A penny saved is a penny earned. Don't put off anything until tomorrow that you can do today. The rule of 72. But I can tell it sails over their heads. These were straight A college student athletes now with college degrees. What are they teaching them?
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